What's up with Delhi today?

11 Jan 2017
What's up with Delhi today?
  • Delhi is shivering with mercury dropping to 5.2 degrees - lowest of this season.
  • The city could be in some more trouble, if 1.4 lakh civic employees join hands with striking sanitation workers.
  • In another news, Delhi zoo has finally been reopened after a gap of three months.
  • To read more and know how EC is keeping strict tabs on election expenditure, tap in!

Police crackdown on YouTube prankster

Legal troubles
Police crackdown on YouTube prankster
  • 'Crazy Sumit' a YouTube prankster has come under the radar of the Delhi Police for kissing women in public places and recording them.
  • After seeking legal opinion, the Delhi police have now registered an FIR against him for outraging modesty of women and 'transmitting obscene material' electronically.
  • Police are determining whether women in the video were known to him before pressing ahead with investigations.

Mercury plummets; Delhi shivers

Weather
Mercury plummets; Delhi shivers
  • Delhi is witnessing its coldest day of the season as the mercury dropped to 5.2 degrees.
  • The persisting fog has delayed 26 trains and 7 trains had to be cancelled.
  • Flights were impacted too - six international and domestic flights were delayed.
  • According to weather forecasters, the maximum temperature during the day is expected to be 16 degrees.

Civic employees threaten strike

Administration
Civic employees threaten strike
  • 1.4 lakh employees of Delhi's municipal bodies have threatened to join ongoing strike by sanitation workers.
  • Sanitation workers also launched a protest over unpaid salaries last week which has seen garbage pile-up everywhere in Delhi.
  • Municipal employees have demanded release of their salaries by January 18, else they would go on strike.
  • These workers represent 28 unions including teachers, engineers, health and other departments.

Allotment of 'illegal flats' stayed in Noida

Noida
Allotment of 'illegal flats' stayed in Noida
  • The Allahabad High Court has stayed allotment of Supertech Czar Suites in Greater Noida as flats "were illegally constructed."
  • The court ruled that Supertech Limited cannot transfer possession of apartments to third-party.
  • The Supertech project had been granted permission to build 844 flats however the builder built 1904 flats in violation of permissions granted.
  • Court ruled on a plea submitted by 9 flat buyers.

EC keeping strict tabs on election expenditure

Elections
EC keeping strict tabs on election expenditure
  • To keep tabs on expenditure by those contesting UP assembly polls, district administration has set a cap of ₹28 lakh per candidate.
  • EC has specified permissible daily expenditure category wise - furniture, food, promotional material, cars etc.
  • Administration has also set up teams which will film candidates at roadshows, speeches etc. which will be verified by specific committees to assess expenditure incurred.

Delhi Zoo reopens after nearly 3 months

11 Jan 2017
Delhi Zoo reopens after nearly 3 months
  • National Zoological Park reopened today after being shut for 84 days.
  • It was shut down on October 19 after an outbreak of bird flu was reported and several birds like rosy pelicans and painted storks died.
  • Central government allowed the park to reopen however they will continue to be strictly monitored; zoo authorities will ensure disinfectants are sprayed and lime powder used in bird-enclosures.